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NOAA's G-IV is ready to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Tropical Storm Matthew

The G-IV is scheduled for a synoptic surveillance mission today with a take-off time of 1:30PM (1730 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. The hurricane hunter aircraft will target Matthew and the mid-level ridge/upper-level trough well north of the storm. 23 more words

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 11AM Eastern

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly an operationally tasked synoptic surveillance mission into Matthew. Take off is for 1:30PM (1730 UTC) from MacDill AFB Tampa, FL. 229 more words

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Paper on the Coyote unmanned aircraft system in Hurricane Edouard released online in Earth and Space Science

This was the first successful launch of an unmanned aircraft system into a mature hurricane from a Hurricane Hunter aircraft. This so-called Coyote is a 13-pound drone with a 5-foot wingspan that measures pressure, temperature, humidity, and wind speed and direction. 56 more words

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One last flight into Karl

The P3 and G-IV are at it again for one last flight into Karl. The G-IV will take off at 1:30PM Eastern (1730 UTC) and the P3 will follow with a 2PM (1800 UTC) take off from St. 59 more words

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 11AM Eastern

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Saturday, 24 Sept. 2016

NOAA43:  Flew a research mission into Karl. They took off around 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.  282 more words

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Another flight into Karl early this morning

We are still tracking Karl. It’s a stretch to fly from St. Croix but we can still gather data inside Karl. NOAA43 will take of at 2AM Eastern (0600 UTC) for an eight hour mission. 49 more words

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